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Debunking dodgy products and ideas!

EEVblog 1600 – Rouute: Road Based Energy BUSTED

ouute: Road Based Energy! Harvest kinestic energy from cars using speed bumps. Will this decarbonise and save the planet? Do the numbers add up? https://www.rouute.com/road-based-energy Discount Morgan Freeman promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGw2lcTS1gs Introducing Rouute test video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxnksdL5nx8 https://www.electricaltimes.co.uk/worlds-first-road-based-energy-recovery-system-set-to-launch-to-market-to-help-drive-net-zero-agenda/ https://www.business-live.co.uk/manufacturing/grimsby-start-up-could-generate-26824298 https://www.facebook.com/rouutetechnologies/ Kinetic Energy Calculator: https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/physics/kinetic.php Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1600-rouute-road-based-energy-busted/ 00:00 – Rouute Road Based …

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EEVblog 1595 – 50 Year Chinese Nuclear Diamond Battery!

A Chinese startup has developed a tiny 50 year life diamond nuclear battery that’s going to change the world! Yeah, nah. Same old betavoltaic, same old limitations, and same old startup marketing hype. Beijing Betavolt New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. https://www.betavolt.tech https://www.betavolt.tech/359485-359485_645066.html https://www.betavolt.tech/cp_531390.html https://newatlas.com/energy/betavolt-diamond-nuclear-battery/ https://www.neimagazine.com/news/newschinas-betavolt-develops-50-year-nuclear-battery-11439320 https://world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-battery-Chinese-firm-aiming-for-mass-mark https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202401/16/WS65a68ff7a3105f21a507c9b7.html https://www.greencarcongress.com/2024/01/20240114-betavolt.html https://www.batterypowertips.com/betavolt-achieves-miniaturization-of-atomic-batteries-with-50-year-autonomy/ https://www.eurasiantimes.com/chinas-nuclear-battery-can-power-mobile-phones/ …

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EEVblog 1593 – 16kV ESD Tester REPAIR – Part 2

Repairing the Haefely Trench PESD-1600 ESD Tester, plus some testing and discussion of the IEC 61000-4-2 standard. Part 1 teardown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xtZvSG4N9I Rotary encoder teardown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgpHZisG1PQ Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1593-16kv-esd-tester-repair-part-2/ 00:00 – Repair of the Haefely Trench PESD-1600 tester 01:40 – Special snowflake rotary encoder test 03:15 – Laugh at Dave as he …

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EEVblog 1591 – MORE Colas Wattway Solar Cycleways in the Netherlands!

Colas Wattway is back with the two 1000sqm solar cycleway installations in the Netherlands! The Dutch are riding their bikes on two new solar cycle paths Just 4 months ago! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=305EVbcCub4 Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1591-more-colas-wattway-solar-cycleways-in-the-netherlands!/ Some FAIL articles: https://nos.nl/artikel/2484255-innovatief-zonnefietspad-bij-maartensdijk-levert-bijna-niets-op https://www.dutchnews.nl/2023/07/solar-bike-path-fails-to-meet-electricity-targets-again/ https://www.wattisduurzaam.nl/37168/energie-beleid/utrechts-zonnefietspad-op-koers-voor-40-van-beoogde-opbrengst/ https://www.wattwaybycolas.com/en/references/photos.html https://www.colas.com/en/media/press-releases/commissioning-two-wattway-photovoltaic-cycle-paths-netherlands/ https://s.www.colas.com/cdn/ff/t-EqIdIPRtCiY46vASJDMezejJHibBO8DoRPk9njM5Y/1702047018/public/2023-12/20231211_pr-colas_wattway-in-the-netherlands.pdf Podcast: Download

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EEVblog 1588 – Virgin Hyperloop One Goes BUST!

The Elon Musk vision of Hyperloop has come-a-gutsa. Vigin Hyperloop One has gone out of business. Who could have predicted it? And who’s left standing in the Hyperloop world? Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1588-virgin-hyperloop-one-goes-bust/ 00:00 – Virgin Hyperloop has gone BUST! 02:54 – Well, it did actually carry humans. 04:33 – The Hyperloop …

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